Resolutions, Week 1

15 Jan

Alright, as part of Resolutions in Motion, I’m supposed to check in and let you know how I’m doing. I guess that’s what they call “accountability.” Pshaw. Resolutions in Motion

In some ways I had a good week, in some ways not so much. I’m also realizing yet again that I have a terrible memory. One reason I had trouble is because I couldn’t remember what I’d done throughout the week, so I had no idea if I was at my limit or not. Note to self: if you’re not sure, just play it safe.

Here’s how my resolutions went this week…

Goal 1: Cook at home most nights of the week: SUCCESS

I didn’t necessarily cook, but I think I worded this goal wrong. The point is less about cooking at home and more about NOT eating out. So on that measure, I’ll mark this one a success. We went out with friends for dinner on Tuesday night, and I went out with coworkers for dinner Friday night. But I’m pretty sure I didn’t eat out the rest of the week. I cooked, had leftovers, or had something small like canned soup most of the nights this week.

Goal 2: Have a max of 4 non-water drinks per week: FAIL

I’m pretty sure I didn’t manage this one, but this is what I mean by not being able to keep track. I can’t remember exactly, but I think I hit 5 or 6. I’m gonna do better this week!

Oh, and by the way, I am NOT counting unsweet herbal tea against me. There’s no sugar or calories, and I think it’s pretty tantamount to adding lemon to your tea. Plus, a lot of what I drink is helpful — both peppermint and ginger tea can settle the stomach and help digestion. (FYI, pregnant ladies — could be super helpful.) I tend to drink those a lot in the afternoons.

Goal 3: Practice yoga once a week and take a walk at least once a week: MIXED RESULTSGreenway in Chapel Hill

This one is mixed results, but it was intentional. We’ve had remarkably beautiful weather this week, so I took multiple walks. That’s the great thing about living in North Carolina — though it’s typically probably in the 50s this time of year, it’s just as likely to swing to 70 degrees as it is to 30. With temperatures in the low 70s, a few different times I was getting ready for yoga and then decided to go outside instead. So though I didn’t really meet my goal, I’m considering this one fairly successful — I walked over 13 miles in the last week!

I hope all y’all’s resolutions are going well! (You like that? “All y’all’s.” One of the few indicators that I actually am from North Carolina. That and I say “pee-can” sometimes.)


4 Responses to “Resolutions, Week 1”

  1. Brooke January 15, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    I think you did an excellent job. =) You had some great “substitutions” and…I think…that you’re being much more conscious of your goals than you actually think you are. Xxo

    • Alyson January 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

      Thanks for the encouragement! And yes, I am pleased with my substitution of extra walking for yoga. The extra sunshine was worth it. :)

  2. Megan January 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Ooh, a walk in the sunshine sounds lovely! We hit a cold spell here in Phoenix earlier this week (in the 20s!), but it’s back in the 70s today! I think you did a great job!

    • Alyson January 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

      Thanks, Megan! It’s been the opposite here — 73 last weekend, and 4 days later, it’s snowing right now!

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